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Todd Greene
Todd Greene, inventor and industrial designer, is the founder of HeadBlade, a grooming products company headquartered in Los Angeles. Todd’s shaving invention has been named by TIME magazine as one of the best designs of 2000 and the razor is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Todd is a native of Maine and graduated from Bowdoin Colllege with a fine arts degree.

Entries by Todd Greene

Not Cool -- the Unlucky Kickstarter Backers Behind the Coolest Cooler

(4) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 3:43 PM

I understand and appreciate what it takes to start a business from scratch.

I started mine out of my apartment in 1999 with an idea for a unique and novel head-shaver (called HeadBlade) and a little over $150K in start-up funds. I had to learn, quickly and on the...

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This Valentine's Day -- I Love You, But...

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 4:43 PM

A lot is written and advertised about women's self-image and how damaging it is to women and girls of all ages. And I don't doubt it. Presenting an ideal that not all can live up to is a form of cruelty masked as billion dollar businesses that will never deliver...

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Celebrity Tragedy and More at 11

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 10:01 AM

While saddened by the death of a major talent such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, a loss that's heartfelt and spread widely across the world, we are once again reminded of how we really are fixated with the lives -- and deaths! -- of celebrities. And how it can swing quite...

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How to Maximize Your Time and Efficiency as an Entrepreneur

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 12:21 PM

There really are only "so many hours in a day," and complaining won't buy you any more. This is one of those stubborn truths that, since starting my company over a decade ago, I've had to deal with on a daily basis. For an entrepreneur, time-management is probably the most...

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Mies van der Rohe is My Travel Consultant

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 4:05 PM

I consider myself a minimalist. I have certain rules which keep me from overcrowding my life. I like to think an uncluttered house equals an uncluttered mind. The man who owns little is little owned. And, as Mies van der Rohe is so often quoted, "less is more."

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Lie Strong

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 4:04 PM

There is a quote by the poet and reformer Solon, who once gave fruitful advice to the Croesus, the King of Lydia. At the time Croesus considered himself to be the happiest man alive; he had health, power, and immense wealth. What more could he want?

"Count no man...

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No Father's Day for Me

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 5:09 PM

"Well, at least none that I know of." Followed by a smirk.

It's fairly adolescent and definitely overused. The response to whether a guy has children or not, and we've all heard it spoken. As someone who doesn't have kids, I can empathize just how unselfish one needs to be...

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When Your Life Flashes in Front of Your Eyes -- Regularly

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 6:24 PM

What could have been my obituary is my current blog entry.

"Youth is wasted on the young," is a famous quote attributed to George Bernard Shaw. While most of the time I believe its validity, there are other times I feel the converse is true, and that...

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Todd Remis: Lawsuit-Crazed Groomzilla?

(16) Comments | Posted November 6, 2011 | 4:52 PM

As I keep rereading the article in The New York Times, it amazes me how this Todd Remis guy sounds like a complete ass. He sues a wedding photographer for missing photos six years after his nuptials? And the marriage ended after only five? It makes no sense. The article...

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Irene In New York and Natural Disaster Rubbernecking

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 12:24 PM

I know I'm not alone when I say that I despise rubberneckers. Too many times on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles, traffic will slow down to a crawl. After the initial burst of road rage comes up like acid reflux in your mind, you start to calm down enough...

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Procrastinating Is Great -- When Speaking of Death

(3) Comments | Posted May 11, 2011 | 4:23 PM

Lately I've found I'm preoccupied by death. Not in the maybe-I'm-in-the-middle-of-the-movie-Final Destination-and-I'll-catch-my-death-train-around-the-next-corner, but in the more somber realization that eventually it will all end. I guess I've been thinking it could be sooner more than later. There haven't been any recent indicators of pending doom though; my daily life as...

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Pack Your Bag, Not Bags; We're Going on a Trip!

(8) Comments | Posted December 21, 2010 | 9:58 AM

On the bed, completely wrinkled and exhausted from 14 days in Europe lay a blue dress, four sweaters, two pairs of pants, three pairs of shoes that were compressed but still had some life left in them, and a couple jackets. In all, enough items to fill a suitcase that...

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To Be Bald or Not to Be Bald: That Is the Question

(8) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 4:09 PM

I've always hated the word "bald." To me "bald" is a bad word. How many people really wish to be bald? You don't often hear someone talk about bald in a positive sense like, "You'll really like him because he's bald!" No, you would either say, "Well you might like...

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Kids Will Be Kids

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 1:37 PM

Recently I was involved in a minor fender bender with a very nice lady. Since the car incident harkens to things taught in childhood, I would like to unofficially say this blog is brought to you by the letter "I," the word "fault," the number "17" and your local insurance...

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Flight Patterns

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 1:32 PM

I like to think my mind is my best friend, not because I don't have 'real' or even 'imaginary' friends, I do, but most of my thoughts and conversations are held within the walls of my cerebral cortex, and I would hate to think it's plotting against me.

Most of...

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Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness, My Apartment Is a Temple, and Other Stories of OCD

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 11:39 AM

Getting older usually, and hopefully invariably, means knowing yourself better. We all have quirks, idiosyncrasies, thoughts, and habits that make us unique and, if viewed in the desired way, attractive to other like-minded individuals.

My family has traits associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Not that I want to label...

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The Value of a [Sunshine] Dollar

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2010 | 3:09 PM

"Sunshine dollars. That's what they're called..."

I had only known RJ for ten minutes when we were paired up as golf partners at the local municipal course; he had just verbally dropped in my lap insight that would remain with me all week. That morning, both of us were...

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The Joy Of Mere Existence

(5) Comments | Posted December 31, 2009 | 4:04 PM

Enough with this year. Let's get it over with and start 2010. No celebration required.

I usually don't observe holidays nor do I get overly festive and become bloated with jolly good cheer. I essentially think everything is empty and meaningless until we choose to give meaning to the things...

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Relationship Advice: Don't Get Back Together!

(9) Comments | Posted December 10, 2009 | 11:40 AM

All of this Tiger Woods talk reminds me that I'm not good at relationships. I love being with the right person but, problem is I haven't found her just yet.

As of this writing, in baseball terms, I'm "0 for something." What I mean is I've had a certain...

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Letterman's Stupid Human Trick

(8) Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 3:29 PM

Like most viewers watching the Late Show with David Letterman last Thursday, I was caught off guard by his confession. Was he telling a joke or was he really opening up to the audience in a way we haven't seen since his heart problems a few years ago? Having also...

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